Clinical Decision Making in Diverse Populations
This course will consider clinical decision-making for incorporating the needs of a diverse patient population. Cultural competence in health care describes the ability of health care providers and systems to provide care to patients/clients with diverse values, beliefs, and behaviors. This requires individuals to be aware of their own cultural influences and how they may impact perceptions, diagnoses, and interactions with patients/clients as well as how to address these issues in their clinical decision making and daily practice. Topics will include a brief review of The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice Patient Management Model and the International Classification of Function (ICF) Model utilized in clinical practice to support clinical decision making in providing culturally appropriate and sensitive patient care. It will also discuss the issue of health disparities with an examination of culturally appropriate practice issues essential for effective service delivery.
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- Employ strategies that result in better rehabilitation and educational services for patients and clients by utilizing ICF and applying the Physical Therapist Patient and Client Management Model to patient management.
- Assess ways that environmental factors, personal factors and culture impact participation.
- Identify disparities in health and healthcare for diverse patient populations seen in physical therapist practice.
- Recognize how culture and ethnocentrism affect personal and institutional prejudice and discrimination and how these factors impact participation.
- Explain effective patient-centered communication skills when working with diverse populations.
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- Non Member$169.00(until 12/31/2030)
- Member$99.00(until 12/31/2030)